There are two Reifschneider families from the German region of Isenburg who arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Norka no 15 August 1767.
(1) Johann Konrad Reifschneider, a farmer, and his family. Only son Johannes survives to settled in the Volga German colony of Norka where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with the Johann Heinrich Weber family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Reifschneider and Weber families.
There is a Johannes Reifschneider of the appropriate age recorded on the 1798 census of Kukkus in Household No. Kk12. Other families from Norka had relocated to Kukkus by this time, so perhaps this Johannes Reifschneider is the surviving son of Johann Konrad Reifschneider.
(2) Johann Adam Reifschneider, a farmer, and his wife Anna Dorothea are recorded in Norka on the 1767 census in Household No. 114. They do not appear to have had any surviving male descendants. Widow Dorothea Reifschneider is recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr153.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kk12, Nr153.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 235, 259.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3701, #3740.